Interested in visiting Hokkaido in Autumn? Learn more about popular hot spring resorts, such as Lake Toya and Noboribetsu. The Hokkaido Autumn Campaign runs from Sept 14~Nov 30 and those who purchase a Hokkaido Rail Pass in that period are eligible for some discounts.
About Lake Toya and Noboribetsu
Lake Toya, situated in the southwestern part of Hokkaido, belongs to Shikotsu-Toya National Park. Lake Toya is an ice-free lake. It never freezes, even in winter when the temperature falls quite drastically, thus the beauty of the lake can be admired anytime during the year.
Noboribetsu in southwestern Hokkaido is the location of the Noboribetsu-onsen, Karurusu-onsen, Shin-Noboritbetsu-onsen hot springs, and has a rich variety of scenery including forests, lakes and marshes. It has been designated a part of Shikotsu-Toya National Park. The Noboribetsu-onsen is one of Hokkaido’s best-known hot springs, and is surrounded by a virgin forest 200 meters above sea level. It has 9 different kinds of water, containing minerals such as hydrogen sulfide, salt, and iron. The quality of these minerals results in the spa being ranked among the world’s most exceptional hot springs.